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Re: Adoption of the Typed Array Specification

From: Kenneth Russell <kbr@google.com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 11:28:15 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTim_1oidD-dDqaR9igczlWPPkxOtDeWU7-sMaOgM@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>
Cc: arun@mozilla.com, public-script-coord@w3.org, es-discuss@mozilla.org, Vladimir Vukicevic <vladimir@mozilla.com>
On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Mark S. Miller <erights@google.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 5:57 AM, Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com> wrote:
>>
>> Greetings, TC-39 WG and script mavens!
>>
>> Browser vendors participating in the WebGL WG intend to implement the
>> "Typed Arrays" specification, allowing for greater manipulation of binary
>> data:
>>
>>
>> https://cvs.khronos.org/svn/repos/registry/trunk/public/webgl/doc/spec/TypedArray-spec.html
>>
>> The draft specification (a work in progress) resides at Khronos, which is
>> typically an unusual home for something integral to the rest of the web
>> platform.  Khronos is where we work on WebGL, which enjoys Google, Opera,
>> Mozilla, and Apple participation, amongst other organizations.
>>
>> The general usefulness of constructs such as ArrayBuffers (covered in the
>> "Typed Arrays" draft specification) lends itself to other web platform
>> specifications, such as the File API, parts of which are implemented in
>> Firefox 3.6.3:
>>
>> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/FileAPI/
>>
>> In the above draft (also a work in progress), the Blob interface exposes
>> an ArrayBuffer property, which can then be used with different views.
>>
>> While implementations are currently proceeding unimpeded by
>> standards-track considerations, it would be useful if Typed Arrays were
>> taken on as a work item by TC-39, for more general inclusion in JavaScript.
>>  Should it live elsewhere, and if so, where?
>
> http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:typed_arrays

Can this page be updated to point to the current draft of the TypedArray spec?

https://cvs.khronos.org/svn/repos/registry/trunk/public/webgl/doc/spec/TypedArray-spec.html

Thanks,

-Ken

> I agree it should be taken on by TC39. On the strawman page, you are listed
> as the champion of this proposal. It is on the agenda (see 6.4 or 6.5) for
> the upcoming May 24/25 meeting. Hope to see you there!
>
>>
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>     --MarkM
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